The decision by Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to forbid his officers from being in uniform for the city’s annual Pride parade is certainly going to drive a wedge between the LGBT community and police supporters. Nothing occurs in a vacuum where the police are concerned — as the national crisis over NFL players taking Read more →
Someone has been tearing down and burning rainbow flags in the Wisconsin river town. But they’re going back up faster and more plentiful. Read more →
It’s not often that a TV reality show sparks a national conversation on the ethics of ‘outing’ another person, but it’s not often a TV reality show ‘outs’ an individual as CBS’ Survivor did last night when contestant Jeff Varner — a former news anchor — revealed that fellow contestant Zeke Smith is transgender. Read more →
A year ago Sunday, Jack Evans and George Harris became the first same-sex couple to be married in Dallas County. But they were icons in the city for more than 50 years, about the length of time the two had been together before finally being allowed to get married.
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There might have been a time when the murder of nearly 50 people might cause the country to step back and re-evaluate how hatred begins. Maybe pull a little closer together. Maybe give each other a break. Read more →
Angie Nichols, the former director of the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Services Office, is suing the Board of Regents, claiming the school retaliated against her through months of discrimination based on her sexual orientation and disability.
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Some kids who played baseball could have learned a valuable lesson this season: Standing up for values requires personal sacrifice.
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Three days before it was set to perform in Raleigh, N.C.., Pearl Jam has become the latest musical act to cancel a show in the state because of a new state law whose aim was to wipe out attempts in Charlotte to provide anti-discrimination protections to LGBT people. Read more →
Bruce Springsteen announced on his website that Sunday’s concert in North Carolina is canceled because of a new law that fails to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories in an anti-discrimination law. Read more →
Shelley Bramhoff Sikorski didn’t have a lot of time to get a picture to go viral before Facebook removed it. It was a Valentine’s card her gay son received at the Edmonton party goods store where he worked. A new manager took over recently and his hours, were cut. Read more →
In Madison, Wisc., the king and queen are dead. Long live ‘Regent Royalty.’ Read more →
Cyndi Lauper was at the Capitol in Washington today, testifying to a subcommittee about youth homelessness. I know what you’re thinking: Another Hollywood or pop star trying to trade stardom for some political traction, and, it’s true, she’s doing that. But her story is an amazing one, especially if we can set aside politics long Read more →
Maybe high school is getting to be a less mean place. Read more →
Fargo Forum editor Matt Von Pinnon is defending Friday’s front page, which featured the photos of North Dakota House members and their vote on a measure that would have extended discrimination protection to gays. Read more →
In Michigan, a pediatrician refuses to provide care to the daughter of lesbian parents. It would be illegal in Minnesota. Read more →